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A Universe Of Mirrors: The Mirror Metaphor In Ibn ʿArabī’S Thought In Relation To Ontology, Knowledge, And Perfection, Basma Eletreby 2023 American University in Cairo

A Universe Of Mirrors: The Mirror Metaphor In Ibn ʿArabī’S Thought In Relation To Ontology, Knowledge, And Perfection, Basma Eletreby

Theses and Dissertations

The mirror metaphor is ubiquitous in sufi texts. It operates uniquely in Ibn ʿArabī’s thought and writings as a representation of his conception of the cosmos. Being, knowledge, and perfection are among the seminal themes of al-Shaykh al-Akbar’s thought, and the mirror metaphor is employed in revealing their reality in his writings. As opposed to Unity of Being, a term that Ibn ʿArabī does not employ, the mirror embodies the pillars of Ibn ʿArabī’s conception of Being through representing the quintessential huwa lā huwa, the configuration of oneness and manyness, and most importantly, the definition of the relation between God …


To Live And Die And Live, Christopher R. Deacy 2023 University of Kent at Canterbury - U.K.

To Live And Die And Live, Christopher R. Deacy

Journal of Religion & Film

This is a film review of To Live and Die and Live (2023), directed by Qasim Basir.


Animalia, John C. Lyden 2023 University of Nebraska Omaha

Animalia, John C. Lyden

Journal of Religion & Film

This is a film review of Animalia (2023), directed by Sofia Alaoui.


Book Review On Sculpting The Self: Islam, Selfhood And Human Flourishing (By Muhammad Faruque), Mohammad AZADPUR 2023 San Jose State University

Book Review On Sculpting The Self: Islam, Selfhood And Human Flourishing (By Muhammad Faruque), Mohammad Azadpur

Comparative Philosophy

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How Al-Farabi’S Interpretative Method Can Engage With Aristotle’S Method In Cognition And Practical Philosophy, Meysam SHIRVANI 2023 San Jose State University

How Al-Farabi’S Interpretative Method Can Engage With Aristotle’S Method In Cognition And Practical Philosophy, Meysam Shirvani

Comparative Philosophy

Following Aristotle, al-Farabi divides philosophy into theoretical and practical each of which requires some specific methodology both in interpretation and cognition. Based on this division, there may arguably be four methodologies for four parts: 1) cognition of theoretical philosophy 2) interpretation of practical philosophy 3) cognition of practical philosophy 4) interpretation of practical philosophy. This paper focuses on the last one: the methodology of interpreting practical philosophy. Al-Farabi has an undeniably significant contribution to practical philosophy as a commentator on Greek philosophy and as a founder. In this paper, I investigate how al-Farabi (870-950 AD) read classical practical philosophy to …


Challenges And Opportunities In Teaching Interdisciplinary Courses On Islam And Evolution: A Theology-Centric Perspective, Shoaib Ahmed Malik 2023 Zayed University

Challenges And Opportunities In Teaching Interdisciplinary Courses On Islam And Evolution: A Theology-Centric Perspective, Shoaib Ahmed Malik

All Works

In the nascent discourse of Islam and science, the discussion of how to reconcile evolution with Islam is one of the most, if not the most, pressing concerns. This article reviews the various studies that have looked at the reception of evolution in multiple contexts to highlight the pedagogical challenges that materialise for Muslim students and teachers. It argues that, while recognising the obstacles and challenges mentioned in other studies, the crucial subject matter of Islamic theology (ʿaqīda) is not fully appreciated in those analyses. How and why theology is a vital discussion matter is examined, along with the benefits …


The Deletion Of The Feminine Marker In The Noble Qur’Anic Text: Readings In Trends Of Linguistic Thought, Hamdi Jabali 2022 An-Najah National University, Palestine

The Deletion Of The Feminine Marker In The Noble Qur’Anic Text: Readings In Trends Of Linguistic Thought, Hamdi Jabali

Journal of the Arab American University مجلة الجامعة العربية الامريكية للبحوث

This study relates to some aspects of the purposeful deletion of the Arabic feminine marker “ha’” in the Noble Qur’anic text. It has resulted in a lot of controversies among Arab grammarians and linguists which, by their turn, have indicated that the Arabic Language uses particles followed by words to serve certain purposes; however, Arabic deletes these particles in special contexts and circumstances. The researcher aimed to explore the deletion of the marker and the reasons for such a deletion in qur’anic texts only in order to collect as many linguistic features as possible of the Arabic language that allow …


Jesus And Spirituality In Interreligious Perspectives, Nancy M. Martin 2022 Chapman University

Jesus And Spirituality In Interreligious Perspectives, Nancy M. Martin

Religious Studies Faculty Articles and Research

Rarely do members of diverse religions engaged in interreligious dialogue find agreement on metaphysics and doctrine, though such conversations may be very fruitful and lead to greater understanding and mutual illumination. In the area of religious experience, however, recognition of commonality may be much more readily apparent, and in such encounters, the life and spirituality of Jesus provide a meeting ground. This essay examines Jesus as a catalyst for spiritual inspiration and transformation from Islamic, Hindu, Buddhist and nontraditional perspectives. As an integral figure in Islam, Jesus appears in the writings of the likes of Ibn Arabi, Rumi and more …


What Is The Rosary? Why A Set Of Beads And Prayers Are Central To Catholic Faith, Kayla Harris 2022 University of Dayton

What Is The Rosary? Why A Set Of Beads And Prayers Are Central To Catholic Faith, Kayla Harris

Marian Library Faculty Publications

It’s one of the most famous moments in modern Catholicism: the apparition of Our Lady of Fatima. The Virgin Mary allegedly appeared to three Portuguese children in 1917, when much of the world was engulfed in World War I. Over a series of six appearances, Mary emphasized to these young shepherds that to bring peace, they should pray the rosary every day.

Devotion to the rosary already had a centuries-old history, and the Marian apparition at Fatima only deepened it. So what is a rosary, and why is it so important to many Catholics?


Collaborative Constructions: Designing High School History Curriculum With The Lost & Found Game Series, Owen Gottlieb, Shawn Clybor 2022 Rochester Institute of Technology

Collaborative Constructions: Designing High School History Curriculum With The Lost & Found Game Series, Owen Gottlieb, Shawn Clybor

Articles

This chapter addresses design research and iterative curriculum design for the Lost & Found games series. The Lost & Found card-to-mobile series is set in Fustat (Old Cairo) in the twelfth century and focuses on religious laws of the period. The first two games focus on Moses Maimonides’ Mishneh Torah, a key Jewish law code. A new expansion module which was in development at the time of the fieldwork described in this article that introduces Islamic laws of the period, and a mobile prototype of the initial strategy game has been developed with support National Endowment for the Humanities. The …


Islamic Hospitality Philosophy, Islamophobia Host-Guest Relationships, Traveler Psychographic And Archetype In The Muslims World, Jamaliah Jamil, Zulhasni A. Rahim 2022 Universiti Teknologi

Islamic Hospitality Philosophy, Islamophobia Host-Guest Relationships, Traveler Psychographic And Archetype In The Muslims World, Jamaliah Jamil, Zulhasni A. Rahim

University of South Florida (USF) M3 Publishing

The Islamic hospitality emerged within the cultural transformation between tradition and religion context. Throughout history, the Islamic hospitality it spreads to all parts of the world together with the adoption of Islamic faith and lifestyle. Today, the it is visible to identify the Islamic hospitality in many shapes and form of social activities and also commercial industries sectors. Once of the significant form of brand of the Islamic hospitality is the halal industries, which covers food, services, tourism and more based on the increasing demand on the Muslim market. However, the negative concept of Islamophobia that are dominantly prompted by …


Evaluation Of Somuncu Baba Tomb And Complex Within The Scope Of Faith Tourism, Kubra N. Sevim, Nalan Isik, Metin Surme 2022 Gaziantep University

Evaluation Of Somuncu Baba Tomb And Complex Within The Scope Of Faith Tourism, Kubra N. Sevim, Nalan Isik, Metin Surme

University of South Florida (USF) M3 Publishing

It is thought that the importance of Somuncu Baba Tomb and Complex, which is an important religious tourism center in Darende district, located within the provincial borders of Malatya, is not known enough, advertising and promotional activities are insufficient, and at the same time, the potential of faith tourism should be evaluated. Based on this information, the aim of the research is to determine why the Tomb of Somuncu Baba cannot be evaluated within the framework of faith tourism. In this context, the interview technique, one of the qualitative research methods, was used in the study and the reasons for …


The Riz Test: Teaching Against Islamophobia Through Film, Candace Mixon 2022 Occidental College

The Riz Test: Teaching Against Islamophobia Through Film, Candace Mixon

Journal of Religion & Film

This paper offers a concrete tool for teaching against Islamophobia using a film assignment and “the Riz Test.” In four parts, it briefly reviews terminology and literature connected to Islamophobia and Muslimophobia, histories of looking and the power of visual culture, pedagogy and critical viewing habits, the Riz Test, and examples of student engagement and course learning goals met through this assignment. Then, readers can use the concrete tool in their courses and practice critical viewing habits.

This paper was part of a panel on “Teaching Asian Religions Through Film” presented at the Association for Asian Studies conference in Honolulu, …


Positioning Theory In Islamic Sermons: Online Messages To Parents, Cipto Wardoyo, Sheena Gardner, Benet Vincent 2022 Coventry University

Positioning Theory In Islamic Sermons: Online Messages To Parents, Cipto Wardoyo, Sheena Gardner, Benet Vincent

Sermon Studies

Positioning theory offers a theoretical and analytical framework to explore how individuals position themselves or are positioned by others through discourse. Positioning theory provides ways to interpret how the positioning is achieved through the mutual effects of storylines, speech acts, and positions (Van Langenhove & Harré 2003). We examine how male and female preachers position themselves when they advise parents about Islamic values in raising children. The sermon data is from a corpus of twenty online Islamic sermons on YouTube that engage with the theme of family. The sermons were delivered in different settings, such as in Friday services in …


المعاني العقدية للحمدلة The Theological Meaning Of Al-Hamdalah, Hassan Hamid Obaid, Raed Salem Sharif 2022 Qatar University

المعاني العقدية للحمدلة The Theological Meaning Of Al-Hamdalah, Hassan Hamid Obaid, Raed Salem Sharif

Jordan Journal of Islamic Studies

ملخص

يتناول البحث المعاني والدلالات المتضمنة فيها التي من أجلها شرع الحمد لله في الصلاة والذكر والقرآن، فضلاً عن بيان الصلة والترابط بين الذكر والإيمان، فاللفظ والدلالة العقدية بينهما علاقة وثيقة وبخاصة في الحمدلة محور البحث، والتي بذكرها تملأ الميزان، فكيف؟ وما معناها ودلالاتها العقدية؟ ولماذا كانت فاتحة أعظم سورة في القرآن، وفي سور أخرى؟ ومن ثم متى يبلغ المؤمن الدرجة العليا في سُلّم الحامدين؟

وقد خلص البحث إلى أن الكم الكثير لمدلولات وعلاقات الحمد بغيره من الألفاظ ذات الصلة صيّر البحث ومفرداته إلى نور يكشف ظلمات الجهل لدى الكثير من المسلمين الذين وقفوا عند اللفظ دون التأمل في دلالاته …


أثر القراءات القرآنية في تفسير سورة الدخان عند المفسرين The Effect Of Quranic Readings On The Interpretation Of Surat Al-Dukhan According To The Commentators, Sahar kalbunah, Jihad Al-Nuseirat 2022 -

أثر القراءات القرآنية في تفسير سورة الدخان عند المفسرين The Effect Of Quranic Readings On The Interpretation Of Surat Al-Dukhan According To The Commentators, Sahar Kalbunah, Jihad Al-Nuseirat

Jordan Journal of Islamic Studies

ملخص

تناولت هذه الدراسة القراءات الأربعة عشر المتواترة والشاذة في سورة الدخان، والمتعلقة بالفروش الواردة في السورة؛ وذلك لبيان أثر هذه القراءات في المعاني التفسيرية عند المفسرين، وعلاقتها بالوحدة الموضوعية للسورة. واتبعت الباحثة المنهج الاستقرائي لجمع المعلومات حول أثر تعدد وجوه القراءة في التفسير، وتوصلت الباحثة إلى أن تعدد وجوه القراءة له كبير الأثر في اتساع المعاني التفسيرية وتعددها.

الكلمات الدالة: سورة الدخان، القراءات، التفسير.

The effect of Quranic readings on the interpretation of Surat Al-Dukhan According to the commentators

Abstract

This study dealt with the fourteen frequent and abnormal readings in Surat Al-Dukhan related to the (FUSH) mentioned in …


سياسة ترشيد الإنفاق العام من منظور إسلامي The Policy Of Public Cost Saving From An Islamic Perspective, Mohammed Abu Jriban, Mohammed Al-Sakarneh 2022 Balqa Applied University

سياسة ترشيد الإنفاق العام من منظور إسلامي The Policy Of Public Cost Saving From An Islamic Perspective, Mohammed Abu Jriban, Mohammed Al-Sakarneh

Jordan Journal of Islamic Studies

ملخص

تسعى الدراسة لتوضيح المنهج الإسلامي في عملية ترشيد النفقات العامة في الدولة، للتخفيف من عجز بيت المال "الميزانية العامة" وتفادي الأزمات الاقتصادية الطارئة، ولتحقيق هذا الهدف فقد تم ضبط القواعد، ووضع المعايير التي يجب السير عليها، والأخذ بها؛ لأن تلك الخطط والبرامج المعتبرة، تعد هاديا ودليلا يخرج الدول من نفق الأوضاع المتردية؛ نتيجة فشل الدولة في إدارة سياستها المالية في باب الإنفاق العام، كما تهدف الدراسة للكشف عن الحزم الإصلاحية التي رعتها الشريعة الإسلامية حين تطرقت لضبط الإنفاق العام وترشيده؛ كغيرها من الأنظمة الاقتصادية الأخرى؛ لكن الذي يميز أنظمة الشريعة هنا قيامها على الأحكام المنبثقة من المصادر الشرعية القائمة …


مسألة تنزيه الله تعالى عند الفلاسفة المسلمين حتى نهاية القرن السادس الهجري: دراسة تحليلية نقدية- The Issue Of The Exaltation Of God Almighty According To Muslim Philosophers Until The End Of The Sixth Century Ah - A Critical Analytical Study, Amer Malahameh 2022 The World Islamic Sciences University

مسألة تنزيه الله تعالى عند الفلاسفة المسلمين حتى نهاية القرن السادس الهجري: دراسة تحليلية نقدية- The Issue Of The Exaltation Of God Almighty According To Muslim Philosophers Until The End Of The Sixth Century Ah - A Critical Analytical Study, Amer Malahameh

Jordan Journal of Islamic Studies

ملخص

لقد أولى الفلاسفة المسلمون مسألة تنزيه الله تعالى عن الشريك والضد وعن كل نقص، وعن الجسمية ولوازمها أهمية بالغة، ونصّوا على ذلك صراحة، إلا أنه قد ظهر الضعف عند بعضهم في الاستدلال كما في مسألة الوحدانية، وفي كيفية استحقاق الله تعالى للصفات. وكان ميل منهجهم إلى طريقة الاعتزال واضحاً. ومن أشهر من تتبع مقولات الفلاسفة المسلمين في الإلهيات بالمناقشة والنقد: الشهرستاني والغزالي والرازي. وجاءت الدراسة في ثلاثة مباحث، الأول: حول تنزيه الله تعالى عن الشريك والضد عند الفلاسفة المسلمين. والثاني: في تنزيه الله تعالى عن الجسمية والتشبيه عند الفلاسفة المسلمين. وأما الثالث: فكان في تنزيه الله تعالى في أسمائه …


النَزْعـة الذكوريـة في الفقـه الإسلامـي - دراسة تحليلية في إطار الأسرة - Masculinity In Islamic Jurisprudence -Analytical Study In The Context Of The Family-, Mazen al-Hariri 2022 Zayed University, UAE

النَزْعـة الذكوريـة في الفقـه الإسلامـي - دراسة تحليلية في إطار الأسرة - Masculinity In Islamic Jurisprudence -Analytical Study In The Context Of The Family-, Mazen Al-Hariri

Jordan Journal of Islamic Studies

ملخص

يناقش البحث الادعاء بأن في بعض عبارات الفقهاء، وبعض أحكامهم على عدد من المسائل دلالة على تفضيل الذكر على الأنثى، وأن ذلك نتيجة نزعة ذكورية لديهم، ولذا تناول البحث دراسة مسائل فقهية في إطار الأسرة يتم استغلالها للحديث عن وجود نزعة ذكورية في الفقه الإسلامي، وكانت الدراسة وفق مناهج: الاستقراء ثم التحليل والاستنباط وذلك من خلال الاطلاع بعمق على هذه المسائل، وتتبع أقوال الفقهاء وعباراتهم المستخدمة في دراستها؛ لمعرفة ما إذا كانت تسهم في التقليل من قيمة المرأة أو تحط من كرامتها، وهل هي دليل على وجود نزعة ذكورية في الفقه الإسلامي؟

ومن أهم النتائج التي خلص إليها البحث …


مقالة (اختلاف الأئمة رحمة) وأثرها في علاج التعصب المذهبي The Article: The Difference Of Imams Is A Mercy And Its Impact On Treating Sectarian Fanaticism, Samra Mohammed Al-Omari 2022 Yarmouk University

مقالة (اختلاف الأئمة رحمة) وأثرها في علاج التعصب المذهبي The Article: The Difference Of Imams Is A Mercy And Its Impact On Treating Sectarian Fanaticism, Samra Mohammed Al-Omari

Jordan Journal of Islamic Studies

ملخص

سلطت هذه الدراسة الضوء على حقيقة وجود الرحمة في اختلافات العلماء في المسائل الفقهية من خلال دراسة مقالة (اختلاف الأئمة رحمة) مبينة أقوال الفقهاء في مفهومها، وأدلتهم التي استندوا إليها للوصول إلى الراجح من أقوالهم، كما وبينت أثر مفهوم المقالة في علاج التعصب المذهبي الفقهي.

وقد خلصت الدراسة إلى ترجيح الرأي القائل بصحة مضمون هذه المقالة المستفادة من خبر (اختلاف أمتي رحمة) الذي ضعفه العلماء مبنى إلا أن معناه له وجه صحيح يعرف باستقراء وجوه الشرع وتصرفات السلف وكلامهم، وفق ضوابط أصل لها العلماء في علم الاختلاف، وأن الاختلاف الذي تتناول الحديث عنه هو اختلاف التنوع لا اختلاف التضاد …


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